Carolyn Blessing, a Partner in Locke Lord’s Chicago office, has been named a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (CDLB) and Chicago Lawyer Salute! Top Women in Law honoree. She was recognized for her impact on the legal profession, leadership and success while mentoring and promoting other women. Nominees are evaluated by the CDLB and Chicago Lawyer Women’s Advisory Board and chosen by the CDLB and Chicago Lawyer selection committees. Honorees were celebrated during a live webinar on July 20.
Blessing is a member of the Firm’s IP Pharmaceutical Practice Group, concentrating her practice in IP pharmaceutical matters and Hatch-Waxman litigation. She represents pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in all aspects of federal intellectual property litigation, including pre-litigation activities, Paragraph IV Certifications, filing, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, motion practice, pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appellate phases. Most recently, Blessing had significant roles in two fully virtual federal trials. A highly respected thought leader in her field, she regularly speaks and writes on topics related to law, policy and advancement of women in the legal profession. In addition, Blessing has been recognized for her significant contributions to the Chicago legal community through her active engagement in several organizations across the city. In 2021 she was named by Crain’s Chicago Business as a 2021 Notable Rising Star in Law.
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